Friday, August 10, 2007

Humming and Beckoning Foods

Have you ever eaten something and afterwards felt so alive and vibrant, so nourished and healthy from eating it that it is like your body is humming? It is a feeling you can't forget. I was first alerted to "humming" foods by Geneen Roth in her book "Breaking Free from Emotional Eating." She mentioned a meal she ate, after which she felt like her body was just humming... thanking her for eating it. She said something like, "If a food doesn't hum to you, don't eat it." I knew what she meant. I had felt it before too, but couldn't put it into words.

Little did I know that Geneen Roth is not the author of the concept of Humming Foods. Apparently, according to the Larabar website, there is "an ancient belief that food falls into two categories: Beckoning Foods, which beckon consumption again and again, sapping the body of energy without any real health benefits, Today they're called "junk foods." Humm Foods , on the other hand, resonate with energy in a whole natural state. When consumed, they cause you to feel vibrant and alive." Wow! I had no idea. I came across this quote while searching their site for a way to buy their bars. Why? Because they hummed to me! I had never heard of them before, but read a nice review on another blog and thought, why not? I will try them. They are made from just fruits, nuts, and spices. All whole foods, all nutritious. When I ate one, within 10 minutes my body was humming. What I mean is, I felt in total harmony with the universe, like the food was resonating at just the right pitch inside me. I felt so energized and happy. And then I found that quote on their website. Aha! I think I have it!

Then there are the "beckoning foods." I think we ALL know what those are. You get a craving. You have to have it. You have to have MORE. Then you feel worse. You feel heavy and sluggish. They do not resonate within your body. They throw it out of whack.

I have felt the "humming" eating various things. Once it was at a restaurant after I had eaten a plate of chicken fajitas (without the tortillas). I felt SO vibrant. Now I am wondering if other people have also noticed certain foods or meals humming to them?

I plan to pay more attention to this feeling and eat the things that make me feel this way. I love the feeling! It is the opposite of depression. It is the opposite of feeling "dead."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This was a very interesting post. Thanks for the information and for letting me know of a bar that is better for me.